1. Pay the Deposit to Reserve Your Place in the Graduate Program
Admitted applicants are required to pay a $500 deposit to reserve a place in our graduate program. You may pay the deposit by credit card, check or money order, as described below. The deposit is nonrefundable but will be applied toward your tuition bill in your first semester. (Note: Bank transfers are not accepted for payment of the deposit.)
You will receive an automated email acknowledging receipt of your deposit within 3 days of making payment. Please contact us if you do not receive an email within 3 days. If you pay using someone else's credit card, please note your name under "Special Notes and Instructions" when making the payment.
To pay your deposit by credit card, please click the link below.
Please note: This payment option is only available for those accepted into the LLM or in person MSL programs, and should not be used by JD students or online MSL students.
Deposit - $500.00 (US)
Check or Money Order
If you choose to pay the $500.00 deposit by check or money order, please make payment to "Fordham Law School"
Please mail the check or money order to:
Fordham University School of Law
Graduate and International Programs - Suite 8-131
150 West 62nd Street
New York, NY 10023
2. Submit Student Visa Documentation
If you are not a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident of the United States and need a visa to study at Fordham Law, Contact Office for International Services (OIS). You will need to submit the Application For Certificate of Eligibility (AFCOE) to OIS. OIS will begin working with fall semester incoming students in May. Fall semester incoming students should submit their documentation to OIS no later than June 1. OIS response times may be slower as the semester approaches due to a backlog of late student requests. Submitting your AFCOE form late may delay your student visa and could cause you to miss the start of orientation. It may then be necessary to defer your admission to the following year. The AFCOE form is available here for download: AFCOE.
Email the following to OIS, email@example.com:
- completed AFCOE
- passport bio page
- financial support documents
3. Access LawNet for Important, Time-sensitive Information
Starting in mid-March, we will create a student account for you once your seat has been reserved and send you emails containing 1. your Fordham ID (FIDN), 2. instructions for claiming your AccessIT ID to log into Fordham portals, and 3. instructions to access LawNet. If you do not receive this, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Incoming students should immediately access and carefully review the information in LawNet once available as it contains detailed instructions about registering for classes and a checklist of items you will need to complete prior to the start of orientation.